Heads of Department

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Heads of Department

In addition to our DOPs and Designers, WA has a great depth of crew talent. Here we feature some of our talented Heads of Department.

Vikki Barr

Line Producer | First Assistant Director

Vikki Barr

Line Producer | First Assistant Director

Vikki is an experienced Line Producer and First Assistant Director with more than 30 years in the industry across all genres.

She has extensive experience in action, including stunts, cars, fire, water, armoury, all animals and working with children.

NOTABLE WORK:
Screenwest (2010-2018) Locations & Film Services, Production Attraction
Needle (2009) Feature Film
Lockie Leonard Series 2 (2009) Children’s TV Series
The Circuit Series 2 (2008) TV Series
McLeod’s Daughters Series 1-8 (2001-2008) TV Series

AWARDS:
McLeod’s Daughters (2001-2008) – multiple Logie Award winning series
The Twelve Days of Christmas (1985) – ATOM Award

EMAIL: vikkibarr@ozemail.com.au
MOBILE: +61 407 193 024
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0056583/

Jane Sullivan

Line Producer

Jane Sullivan

Line Producer

Jane is an incredibly experienced line producer with over 30 years’ experience in the industry.

NOTABLE WORK:
Hounds of Love (2016) Feature Film
Jack Irish (2015) TV Series
Mountains May Depart (2015) Feature Film
Kill Me Three Times (2013) Feature Film
Red Dog (2010) Feature Film

EMAIL: janesull@ozemail.com.au
MOBILE: +61 417 936 811
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1131752/

John Fairhead

First Assistant Director

John Fairhead

First Assistant Director

John is a professional film technician dedicated to achieving the desired production outcomes whilst ensuring safe work practices and promoting a pleasurable on set atmosphere

NOTABLE WORK:
Three Summers (2017) Feature Film
Whiteley (2016) Feature Documentary
Looking for Grace (2014) Feature Film
The War that Changed Us (2013) Documentary Mini-Series
An Accidental Soldier (2012) Telemovie

EMAIL:  jbfilm@mac.com
MOBILE: +61  403 157 307
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0265590/

Brad Holyoake

First Assistant Director

Brad Holyoake

First Assistant Director

Brad has been an AD since 1997, working on feature films in Melbourne for six years before moving to Western Australia.

He has gained the experience of filming in a variety difficult locations from the northern deserts, to the wild giant surf of the south west coast. These remote and unusual locations have given him a specialised skill set in water activities such as filming around surfing, boating, and diving.

NOTABLE WORK:
Bad Girl (2015) Feature Film
These Final Hours (2013) Feature Film
Blinder (2013) Feature Film

EMAIL : bholysmoke@gmail.com
MOBILE: +61 413 485 785
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1065495/

Melissa Hayward

Script Supervisor

Melissa Hayward

Script Supervisor

Melissa is an script supervisor with over 16 years experience in the industry.

NOTABLE WORK:
Red Dog: True Blue (2016) Feature Film
Strangerland (2015) Feature Film
Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries (2015) TV Series
Paper Planes (2015) Feature Film
Son of a Gun (2014) Feature Film

EMAIL : haywardme@gmail.com
MOBILE: +61406 590 096
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2583761/

Edward McQueen-Mason

Editor

Edward McQueen-Mason

Editor

F Stop specialises in Post Production services for a variety production formats including Feature Films, TV Series and Documentaries.

With experience in writing, directing and editing, F Stop Productions works on the Avid Media Composer suites.

EMAIL: ted_mason@bigpond.com
PHONE: +61 418 351 885
WEBSITE: fstopproductions.com.au
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0574372/

Meredith Watson-Jeffrey

Editor

Meredith Watson-Jeffrey

Editor

Meredith is a freelance offline editor with 25 years’ experience in editing both drama and documentary for film and television.

NOTABLE WORK:
Outback Truckers (2014-2016) TV Series
These Final Hours (2014) Feature Film
Blame (2011) Feature Film
Stone Bros (2010) Feature Film
The Circuit (2009) TV Series

AWARDS:
ASE Best Editing in a Feature Film Nominee – Blame (2010)

EMAIL: rakontistoediting@gmail.com
MOBILE: +61 402 700 915
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0420305/

 

Tim Burns

Location Manager

Tim Burns

Location Manager

Tim has extensive experience in film and television production as a locations, unit and production manager.

A career spanning more than 30 years and in most media genres, he has worked on more than 750 television commercials. International commercial clients have included Sony, Emirates Airlines, Heineken, Chevron, Toyota, Mercedes Benz, Honda and Virgin Airlines.

NOTABLE WORK:
A Few Less Men (2015) Feature Film
OtherLife (2015) Feature Film
Son of a Gun (2013) Feature Film
The War That Changed Us (2013) Documentary Mini-Series
Z Special Unit (2013) Documentary Mini-Series
An Accidental Soldier (2012) TV film

EMAIL: tim@timburns.com.au
MOBILE: +61 418 913 848
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1206259/

Chris Veerhuis

Location Manager

Chris Veerhuis

Location Manager

Chris Veerhuis has worked as a location manager on many screen productions across most regions in Western Australia.

He has extensive indigenous and cultural film and TV experience with much time spent in the outback and wilderness.

NOTABLE WORK:
Breath (2016) Feature Film
Jasper Jones (2015) Feature Film
RED DOG: True Blue (2015) Feature Film
Paper Planes (2014) Feature Film
Satellite Boy (2012) Feature Film
RED DOG (2011) Feature Film

EMAIL: chris@wcps.com.au
MOBILE: +61 422 245 678
WEBSITE: www.wcps.com.au
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3572802/

Jean Vandermeiren

Gaffer

Jean Vandermeiren

Gaffer

Working as a Gaffer for over 20 years Jean has high practical and technical experience in widespread filming situations.

NOTABLE WORK:
Jasper Jones (2015) Feature Film
Otherlife (2015) Feature Film
Looking for Grace (2014) Feature Film
Son of a Gun (2013 ) Feature Film
Paper Planes (2013) Feature Film

EMAIL : vdmjean@bigpond.com
MOBILE: +61 412 775 212
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1210978/

Greg McKie

Key Grip

Greg McKie

Key Grip

Greg has worked in the film and television industry for 30 years. His experience covers feature films, TV Dramas, and TV Commercials and all facets of gripping.

His company Movie Power Grips has a wide range of gripping experience on state and interstate and international TVC’s, Television dramas and films.

NOTABLE WORK:
A Few Less Men (2015) Feature Film
The War That Changed Us (2013 ) Documentary Mini-Series
Kill Me Three Times (2013 ) Feature Film
Son Of A Gun (2013) Feature Film
These Final Hours (2012) Feature Film

EMAIL: gregmckie59@gmail.com
MOBILE: +61 417 171 805
WEBSITE: www.moviepowergrips.com.au
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1211808/

Greg Stirling

Key Grip

Greg Stirling

Key Grip

Greg has over 25 years’ experience as key grip in productions of all sizes.

His company GMS Grips, established in 1988, provides the latest in grip equipment and highly trained, skilled, and motivated grips.

NOTABLE WORK:
Breath (2016) Feature Film
Hounds of Love (2016 ) Feature Film
Blue Dog (2015 ) Feature Film
OtherLife (2015) Feature Film

EMAIL: stirling@iinet.net.au
MOBILE: +61 400 845 767
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2655377/

Trevor Hope

Sound Recordist

Trevor Hope

Sound Recordist

Trevor has 20 years’ experience as a sound recordist and mixer, with a career spanning feature film, reality television to documentaries and commercials

He has extensive experience in microphone techniques, digital and analogue recording and mixing, and has built up a fully equipped sound package that caters for any sized production. Trevor has also been a committee member of the PFCWA for the past three years and is currently PFCWA secretary.

NOTABLE WORK:
Breath (2016) Feature film
Hounds of Love (2016 ) Feature film
Jasper Jones (2015) Feature film
RED DOG: True Blue (2015) Feature film
Restaurant Revolution (2015) Reality TV

AWARDS:
AACTA Best Sound Nominee – Paper Planes (2016)

EMAIL: thope@iinet.net.au
PHONE: +61 417 982 101
WEBSITE: www.trevorhope.com.au
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1908019/

Hayley Atherton

Hair & Makeup

Hayley Atherton

Hair & Makeup

Hayley has 20 years’ experience in hairdressing and fifteen years in hair and make-up in the film industry.

Fully trained and certified in hairdressing and makeup artistry, she worked on a number of film, television and commercial projects. She is highly trained in contemporary, fantasy and period styling.

NOTABLE WORK:
A Few Less Men (2015) Feature Film
Blue Dog (2015) Feature Film
Childhood End (2015) Mini-Series
Banished (2014) Mini-Series
War Horse (2013) Documentary

EMAIL: hayley.atherton@yahoo.com.au
PHONE: +61 401 56 3313
WEBSITE: www.hayleyatherton.com
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1934357/

Simone Lee

Hair & Makeup

Simone Lee

Hair & Makeup

Simone Lee is an award winning hair and make up artist with over 24 years of professional experience.

Highly regarded in the realms of film and theater, Simone worked as a wig dresser for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS musical, and made her debut in the film world as hair colorist, stylist, extensionist and designer for The Great Mint Swindle.

SPECIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Simone specialises in hair and make up design for film, television, fashion and theatrical productions internationally and throughout Australia, including personal artistry for leading ladies, general special effects, wig design, hair extensions and hair colouring.

NOTABLE WORKS:
Key Hair The Great Mint Swindle Feature Film (2011)
Key Hair Rose Byrne, Make Up Artist Miranda Otto for The Turning (2012)
Personal Make Up Artist Alicia Vikander Son Of A Gun (2013)
Make Up Designer OtherLife Feature Film (2015)
Make Up Designer Alpha Gateway Feature Film (2016)

AWARDS:
WA Hairdresser of the Year (2016)
Keune Colour Trophy WA finalist (2014 & 2012)
National Estetica Photographic Award (2012)

EMAIL: simonelee27@gmail.com
PHONE: +61 406 672 115
WEBSITE: www.simoneleecreative.com
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6541134/

Mike Montague

Unit Manager

Mike Montague

Unit Manager

Mike has over 20 years’ full time experience in professional film, television and TVC productions.

NOTABLE WORK:
Breath  (2016) Feature Film
RED DOG: True Blue (2015) Feature Film
Kill Me Three Times (2013) Feature Film
Drift (2012) Feature Film

EMAIL: mpsfilm@optusnet.com.au
PHONE: +61 412 039 310
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1211818/

Peter West

Stunt Coordinator

Peter West

Stunt Coordinator

Peter West has over 40 years’ experience in a variety of stunt related roles in the film and television industry.

He coordinated and performed 200 car crash stunts and has choreographed over 500 fight scenes and action sequences.

NOTABLE WORK:
Hounds of Love (2016) Feature Film
Jasper Jones (2015) Feature Film
OtherLife 
(2015) Feature Film
Bad Girl (2015) Feature Film
Looking For Grace
(2014) Feature Film

EMAIL: cadillac72@bigpond.com
MOBILE: +61 419 914 658
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1151678/

Sabine Albers

Stills Photographer

Sabine Albers

Stills Photographer

Sabine has sought photographic challenges around the globe. From adventure racing circuits to worldwide advertising and sporting organisations, she has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry.

A fantastic behind the scenes photographer with a brilliant eye, Sabine has an innate understanding of storytelling.

With extensive experience working seamlessly on film sets, Sabine is able to offer creative ideas on shot selection that enhances the storytelling of the project.

NOTABLE WORK:
TOP GEAR AUSTRALIA, BBC Worldwide (2008-2009) TV Series
MY FAMILY RULES, Metamorflix (2017-2018) TV Series
KIDS ON SPEED, Essential Media (2013) Documentary Mini Series
WHALE WARS, Animal Planet (2010) TV Series
DRAWN TO WATER, ABC Arts (2016) Documentary

AWARDS:
ADCN Photography Award, Dutch Professional Award for Creativity & Craft in Advertising and Design (1998)

EMAIL: info@sabinealbers.com
MOBILE: +61 405 845 409
WEBSITE: www.sabinealbers.com
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9790922/

David Dare Parker

Stills Photographer

David Dare Parker

Stills Photographer

A Walkley Award winning photojournalist, David Dare Parker has photographed for many national and international magazines throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Australasia.

As a film industry production stills photographer he has worked on a number of prestigious productions including Cloudstreet, Underbelly Razor, Redfern Now, An Accidental Soldier and Son of a Gun.

NOTABLE WORK:
Breath (2016) Feature Film
Years of Living Dangerously Series 2 (2016 ) TV Series
Jasper Jones (2015 ) Feature Film
Hiding (2014) TV Series
Paper Planes (2014) Feature Film

AWARDS:
McGregor Prize For Photography (2001)
Walkley Nikon Press Photographer of the Year Nominee (2000)
Walkley Best Feature Photography Award (1997)

EMAIL: daviddareparker@bigpond.com
MOBILE: +61 419 901 029
WEBSITE: www.daviddareparker.com
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1604460/

Annie Murtagh-Monks

Casting Director

Annie Murtagh-Monks

Casting Director

Annie Murtagh-Monks trained as an actor at NIDA & RADA in London and is a casting director & acting coach.

She helped cast numerous feature films and TV series shot in Western Australia. These include Rabbit Proof Fence, Japanese Story, Last Train to Freo and recently the feature film Drift as well as 22 TV series.

Two years ago, Annie co-founded the WA Chapter of Women in Film & TV International. She is treasurer and on the national executive of the Casting Guild of Australia.

 

NOTABLE WORK:
Drift (2013) Feature Film
The Circuit Series 2 (2009 ) TV Series
The Circuit Series 1 (2007 ) TV Series
Last Train to Freo (2006) Feature Film
Rabbit Proof Fence
(2002) Feature Film

EMAIL: annie@anniemmcasting.com.au
MOBILE: +61 414 384 460
WEBSITE: www.anniemmcasting.com.au
IMDB: http://www.imdb.me/anniemurtaghmonks